The idea for Banjo started when its CEO and Founder, Damien Patton, became determined to solve a difficult problem — making the world’s disparate data purposeful in real-time. Over the past seven years, Banjo has continued to pioneer artificial intelligence technology that reinvents what’s possible in a truly connected world. Banjo unsilos data and synthesizes critical information live, which dramatically shortens decision cycles during crises such as natural disasters, school lockdowns, and child abductions. Patton is a technical authority on the ethical use of artificial intelligence and data. He uses his experience as a veteran of Desert Storm and former crime scene investigator to support Banjo’s mission of saving lives and reducing human suffering by using technology for good.